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Catherine Fichten

Catherine Fichten, PhD

Psychosocial aspects of disease

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (adults), College students, Disability, Insomnia treatment
  • Principal investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Clinical Psychologist, Behavioural Psychotherapy and Research Unit,  Jewish General Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College

Contact details

(514) 340-8222 ext. 25622


Catherine Fichten is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a clinical psychologist at the Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research Unit of the Institute of Community and Family Therapy of the Jewish General Hospital. In her clinical practice she specializes in cognitive-behaviour therapy for a variety of disorders, including insomnia, anxiety and depressive disorders. She also teaches psychology at Dawson College, where she co-directs the Adaptech Research Network/Réseau de Recherche Adaptech, a bilingual multidisciplinary research team that conducts research on higher education and disability. She publishes extensively in both English and French with colleagues and students and holds grants from both provincial and federal funding agencies. Professor Fichten is the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service, the Prix Reconnaissance de l’Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC), and the Prix de l’ARC pour Contribution au Développement de Carrières Scientifiques.

Major Research Activities

  • Sleep
  • Parasomnias
  • Postsecondary students with disabilities
  • Computer technologies.

Recent Publications and References